Semi-Pro is one of those movies that seems to have snuck in under the radar. It releases on February 29, 2008 and we are just now beginning to see some coverage for it. Today we get our first look at this basketball saga, starring Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Will Arnett and Jackie Earl Haley, via a trailer that was debuted by Access Hollywood. Ferrell stars as Jackie Moon, a one-hit wonder musician who took his riches and bought an ABA basketball team. Of course, as you will see from the trailer below, this one looks like another classic Will Ferrell character piece akin to Anchorman. I have to say, I am down.
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Official Synopsis: Will Ferrell stars in Semi-Pro, an outrageous comedy set in 1976 against the backdrop of the maverick ABA – a fast-paced, wild and crazy basketball league that rivaled the NBA and made a name for itself with innovations like the three-point shot and slam dunk contest. Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, a one-hit wonder who used the profits from the success of his chart-topping song “Love Me Sexy” to achieve his dream of owning a basketball team. But Moon’s franchise, the Flint Michigan Tropics, is the worst team in the league and in danger of folding when the ABA announces its plans to merge with the NBA. If they want to survive, Jackie and the Tropics must now do the seemingly impossible – win.
Release Date: February 29, 2008
Official Website: SemiProMovie.com